Kaiser Family Foundation: Analysis of 2015 Premium Changes in the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplaces

With the second open enrollment period of the health insurance marketplaces approaching, this analysis provides an initial look at premium changes for marketplace plans for individuals in 15 states and the District of Columbia that have publicly released comprehensive data on rates or rate filings for all insurers.

The analysis examines premium changes for the lowest-cost bronze plan and the two lowest-cost silver plans in 16 major cities. The second-lowest cost silver plan in each state is of particular interest as it acts as a benchmark that helps determine how much assistance eligible individuals can receive in the form of federal tax credits. The findings show that in general, individuals will pay slightly less to enroll in the second-lowest cost plan in 2015 than they did in 2014, prior to the application of tax credits. 

Continue reading here: http://kff.org/health-reform/issue-brief/analysis-of-2015-premium-changes-in-the-affordable-care-acts-health-insurance-marketplaces/?__hstc=87270983.80bb9b037ad68b8af79938595f6986f7.1386763715388.1409841032752.1409917248450.116&__hssc=87270983.1.1409917248450&__hsfp=128800513

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